1995- California Baby pioneered the use of aromatherapy quality essential oils in baby care products as well as the use of Decyl Polyglucose
, a naturally based, non-invasive cleanser to replace sodium lauryl sulfate, which Jessica refused to include in her formulas because it could contain carcinogenic contaminants.
Whole Foods Market, which worked on the standard for more than two years with chemists and body care experts, allows "milder preservatives" (such as potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate) and "gentle types" of surfactants (like decyl polyglucose
and sodium stearoyl lactylate) to be used.
beta]-1,3/1,6-glucan, derived from the cell wall of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, is a polyglucose
consisting of a linear backbone of [beta]-1,3-linked D-glucopyranosyl units with degrees of branching at the C-6 position (Jorgensen and Robertsen, 1995).
Among other things, Health Canada has requested additional information on polyglucose
sorbitol carboxymethylether (PSC), a material used in the manufacture of Feraheme, including information related to pre-clinical safety of PSC and the manufacturing processes and controls related to the incorporation of PSC.